15-Hour Facilitators Training to Teach Yoga to Students

After completing the core 15-hour program, the participant has the opportunity to learn how to facilitate a yoga program to individuals on the Autistic Spectrum, ADD, ADHD and other similar developmental disorders


• Presented in five 3-hour sessions to two participants from each specific school
• Presented at a centrally located training facility for participants from various schools or organizations


• Yoga movements that are specific for students with disabilities
• The use of breathing techniques to relax and calm an agitated student


• Yoga mats and towels


Sharon Manner | Founder of Ashrams for Autism and Samadhi Sun Yoga School

With 35 years of yoga and mediation practice, Sharon Manner has experience first hand how yoga helps to reduce stress. For the past 11 years, inspired by parenting a 24 year old daughter with Autism, she has developed and presented programs exclusively tailored to benefit individuals on the Spectrum. To date, Ms. Manner’s work has positively impacted the lives of thousands of adults and children throughout the United States and Canada along with more than 150 individuals  trained to bringher trainings into their schools and community organizations that serve individual with Autism.

Dr. Marc Rosenbaum | Founder of Education for Excellence

Since 1993, Dr. Marc Rosenbaum, founder and director of Education for Excellence, has presented social/emotional learning programs to more than 5000 New York City public school parents, teachers and administrators. He has authored the course texts and curriculum guides Masterful Parenting (the book your parents had read), El Arte de Ser Padres, Masterful Parenting (creating meaningful connection with your child) and Education for Transformation.


Margabandhu "John" Martarano | Master Herbalist, Nutritional Expert, Director of IYI Fairlawn

Margabandhu has served as the Director of the Fairlawn, NJ Integral Yoga Institute for more than 35 years. Margabandhu accepted the position at the request of Sri Swami Satchidananda, then founder of IYI. He is a Senior Certified Integral Yoga Instructor, proficient in all aspects of Yoga, having received instruction and guidance directly from Gurudev. Margabandhu is a Certified Massage Therapist, specializing in Accupressure and Reflexology. He is also a Master Herbalist and studied with many noted experts, including, Viktor Kulivinkas, Smoky Santillo and Dr. Ralph Dale.